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Real Estate Regord
AND BUILDERS' GUIDE.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 18?!.
Published Weekly by
THE REAL. ESTATE RECORD ASSOCIATION.
One year, in advance......................56 00
All communications should be addressed to
c. "w. s^v-e:jgt.
105 Bro.vdwat. cor. OF Pink Street.
TUE Record is regularly maUed to subscribers every
Friday night at eleven o'clock, and should be deUvered by
the Post Office authorities on Saturday morning early.
Any subscriber not receiving' his paper in due season may
rely upon it that the fault is entirely with the carrier, and a
complaint lodged either ivith the Post Office authorities or
at,the Record office wiU remedy the irregularity. Any
carrier deUvering the Rhcobd later than Saturday morning
is remiss in his duty.
ANNEXATION AND RAPID TRANSIT.
The annexation of Westchester county to
the city of New York seems to involve also the
question of rapid transit. It is said by those
favoring annexation that it is worse than foUy
for the city of New York to lend her capital or
advantages to any scheme which contemplates
the renioval of any of her citizens beyond her
own boundairies; It is claimed that, should a
steam road be built, by which a person could
travel from the city to Harlem river in twenty
minutes, thousands upon thousands would
not stop at Harlem river, but would quickly es¬
cape into the regions of Westchester, and thus,
while earning their li-ving in New York, would
contribute their taxes and the beautifying of
their homes to the adjoining county. One
thing is certain, that the New York of the fu¬
ture, with its three million of inhabitants, must
possess a lai^er area than her present boxmd-
La this coimeotion we have the following from
Albany, taken from a morning paper :
The question of rapid transit between New
York and Westchester promises to assume a tan¬
gible shape.' After full and free consultation
with members of both houses Senator Grenethas
prepared a bill to haimpnize the conflicting
opinions,-winch will,' he thinks, meet with
general approval Its prmcipal feature is that
it proiddes for the cutting through the block
bounded 'by Broadway and Fourth avenue—a
space of 100 feet or more—for a grand railroad
avenue, to iron: in as direct a Ime as possible
from Chambers street to the Harlem river, and
thence into some central point in Westchester
county, and to lay upon the surface six or
more tracks for the transfer of way passengers
by horse power. Over this surface road, which
vriU not interfere with the passage of pedestrians
or officials from side streets'acros^, will be a
sub or elevated avenue of the same width, and
sufficient tracks to runi-as many fast steam
trains from one end of the,island to smother as
may be required.:. The bill will also drive from
the city all the present steam roads aiid estab¬
lish a central depotf or them at the terminus of
tins avenue "in Westchester. At this depot the
steam roads must have their terBaihus and run
their passengers and freight down to the city on
this elevated avenue. It will also pro'vide for
the bonding of the counties of New York and
Westchester to raise money to complete the
We learn that the Board of PubUc Parks have had laid
before them a proposition to establish a HaU of Relics in
the Central Park. The design is to collect and preserve
specimens of all such histories, records, maps, manuscripts,
papers, picture-s, arms, accoutrements, costumes, utensils,
furniture and other relics marking the rise and progress of
the city of New York as shaU serve to illustrate its history
and perpetuate the memories of its earUest days. This is
a very good, indeed, a grand idea. We have a Historical
Society, it is true; but we see in tho measure proposed
something that the present generation has long needed—
namely, a museum, affording a familiar household and
general history of the earlj' days of the metropoUs of the
nation. The Board of Public Parks wiU be doing a public
good by giving the, matter an early and earnest considera¬
tion___A committee appointed by citizens of Morrisania to
visit Albany, with a view of urging upon the Legislature
the passage of a bill for the annexation of the toVm of
Morrisania to the city and county of New York, met a simi¬
lar committee appointed by citizens of 'VVest Farms, at Tre¬
mont, on Tuesday evening, for the purpose of conferring
with the latter in regard to carrying out their object in the
most effective manner. Some slight modifications of the
bUl now before the Legislature were suggested and agreed
upon, to present for the consideration of the gentlemen
having charge of the biU at Albany. The joint committee
of Morrisania and West Farms will proceed to Albany on
Monday, with numerous signed petitions in favor of the an¬
nexation scheme___The Chicago Heal Estate and Building
Journal says:—^There is nothing particularly flattering in
the condition of the real estate market to-day. Holders do
not seem to be anxious to act, while buyers are not ready
to crowd business. Every one seems to be waiting for
something, which is, probably, suitable weather, and the
further advance of the season. It is too early for those
who contemplate buUding to do anything yet, even if they
had made their selection of sites. Until the middle or lat¬
ter part of February these persons wiU not urge matters,
and .speciUators vrill abide the action of the class referred
KECHANICS' LIENS AGAINST BUILDINGS
IN NEW YOEK CITY.
NOTE.—The Uen pubUshed last week against property on
2d av. and 54th' st. should have read 9th av. and 54th st
24 A AV., B. s. (Nos. 28 and 30), bet.
2d&3dBts. Danl. Becker, Jr., agt.
Robt. CrBolton.................. $787 00
23 Centre st., e. s. (No. 168). J. T.
<fe J. B. Smith agt Henry Erben,
Jr..:............................. 2,000 00
25 Delance-t ST., s. s. (No. 211.) W. R.
& J. P.* Bell agt. Peter Seebald..... 445 47
20 Eighth st., n. s. (Nos. 19 and 21 E.)
Conrad King agt. The Arion Vocal
20 Fortieth st.,.s. s., 6 houses com.
350 e lOtH" av; D. & J. Jardine
- agt. C. H. Beman et al........... 700 00
-20 FORTT-SIXTK ST., N. s. (No. (507 ,W.).
Ewald & Lapp agt John Ryar.... 1,605 00
21; Fifty-seventh st., n. s., 3 houses
com. 50. e. llth av. Andrew Smith
; agt. JJohn Cariip & J. B. Smyth.... 323 49
21 ;FOBTT-FlilST ST., N. 8. (NO. 43 B.).
Walker & Stolley agt. G. P. Dick¬
inson............................ 270 17
23 Fortieth st., ,8.-^. (Nos. 432 *6 4i2
W. inclusive). J. J. & C. M. Bowes
agt. Wesley Beman..........:.... 1,431 88
23 FORTT-SIXTH ST., s. s. (No. 8 E.).
Theodore Riker agt. D. C. Van
24 Forty-second st., s. s., 15 houses
com. 175 e. 2d av. Jacob Dietz
agt. —. Stevens..................
34 Forty-sixth ST., s. s. (No. 8 E.).
Robert Riker agt. D. C. Van Nor¬
25 Fortieth st., s. s. (Nos. 433 to 442
W. inclusive). Charles Cowen agt.
C. H. Beman....................
25 Forty-sixth st., it. s., 2 houses
com. 100 e. 2d av. Davis <fe John¬
son agt. Terence Sheridan.........
25-Same property. Joseph Schwab
agt. Amrick & Sheridan...........
26 Forty-seventh st., n. s. (No. 539
W.). J. W. Ogden, Jr., agt. J. D.
23 Kingsbridge ROAD, w. s.,bet. 181st
& 184th sts. C. Landon, Jr., & Co.
agt. Henry Burlew et al...........
28 Ludlow ST., e. s. (Nos. 16 & 18). J.
& W. F. Youngs agt. Christian
23 Same property. Fbiedrich
Schmidgall agt. Christian Voega...
23 Same PROPERTY. P. E. Fitzpatrick
19 Ninth av. ife 54th st., n. w. cob., 3
houses on av., 4houses on st. Jere¬
miah Crowley agt. James Mooney..
23 Ninety-second st.,n.s., 20houses,;
com. 125 e. 9th av. Hagen & Gor¬
don agt. S. C. Genin___..........
24 Ninety-second st., n. s., 20 houses,
com. 250 w. Sth av. Galin <fe En-
gert agt. Mr. Jennings............
23 One Hundred and Twenty-first
st. s. 8., 265 e. 4th av., mnning to
40th St. G. Landon, Jr., & Co. agt.
25 One HuNDBED AND Seventeenth ST.,
n. s., 11 houses, com. 50 w. 3dav.
Owens & Gelston agt. Harvey Dean
21 Peck SLIP, s. s. (Nos. 24 & 26). Wm.
Taylor <fe Sons agt, Cormick Gillespie
21 Seventy-first st., n. s., 5 houses,
com. 490 w. 9bh av. John Schreyer
agt. Ogden Cock etal..............
21 Seventy-first st., n. s., 8 houses,
commencing 490 w. 9th av. Same
24 Second av. a'nd Fifty-third st.,
B. e. cor., running 40 on av. Le¬
ander Stone agt. Robert Boyd....
25 Seventh av., w. s. (Nos. 464, 466,
and 468). John Farrell agt. Thos.
25 Seventy-first st., n. s., com. 550 w.
9th av.,-running 100. W. J. Hol-
borow agt. J. W. Ogden, Jr.......
20 Thirty-fourth st., s. b., com.
180 e. 3d av.,' running 51. Dav.
McBlreavy agt. John Glass-----....
20 Thirty-fourth bt.j • s. b. (Nos.
214 & - 216 E. D Wm. Young agt.
20 Third AV. AND 103d ST., h. w. cob.,
4 hos. D. & J. Jardine agt. Chas.
Beman et al......................
20 Same locality, 2'HOS. McLough-
LiN & McCormick agt. W. Beman..
21 Twentieth st., s. s. (No. 240 W.),
James Grady agt. B. Keller.......
24 Thirty-sixth ST., n. s., about 195
e. llth av. Thie Derrow Build'g
Co. agt. .R. A. Jenkins.........;,.
24 Thirty-second st., s. s., about
110 e. 10th av. Same agt same.
24 Twenty-eighth st., n. s. (Nos. 333
and 3333^ W.) Wm. McShaneagt.
H. M. Lowenstein et al...'........
24 Third a^v. and Seventy-eighth
st, s. w. cor. John B. McCool
agt. John McGlinn...............